You didn’t expect that, did you? And on time, who even am I? This month, I somehow watched 12 films which is probably my personal record. I narrowed it down to 4 of my favourites for this post. Again, don’t worry, no spoilers. I’m not an awful human.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I was so excited to go to the cinema to watch this, and let me say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. The acting was amazing, Frances McDormand definitely deserved her BAFTA she won for this performance. This film follows a grieving mother who challenges the police in her town to solve her daughters murder.
I found myself understanding what characters were trying to achieve, but conflicted on how they were going about it. This brought up lots of moral questions and made me think about what I would do in that situation. A terrible person trying to do the right thing or someone who deserved justice but was going about it in the wrong way. It brought up some difficult questions and handled them really well.
Getting ready to see Guillermo Del Toro’s new film ‘The Shape of Water’ (which I am unbelievably excited to see) we watched one of his older films – Pan’s Labyrinth. Set in fascist Spain in 1944 it follows a young girl – Ofelia, who finds an eerie but captivating fantasy world. This film felt like an adult fairy tale which is very much Del Toro’s style.
Now, people who know me will know, I’m not one to cry at films. However, after thinking I had held it together through this one with only a lump in my throat, I began to talk about it to my dad and burst into tears. I think any film that evokes any emotion in me, be it crying or laughing has done a good job.
After watching Pulp Fiction and loving it, I was so excited to see another Quintin Tarantino film. After waking up from a 4 year coma, The Bride goes on a mission for vengeance against a group of assassins. I shall say no more.
I just love everything about this film. The acting is wonderful, the pacing is great and there are so many good scenes in this film! It’s just non stop, good scene after good scene. The fight scenes are actually insane, the fight against the crazy 88 is incredible. It has made it onto my list of favourite films already and I just want to watch it 100 more times.
Catch Me If You Can
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. one of the most famous con-artists in the 20th century who forged millions of dollars and assumed 8 identities before his 19th birthday. I can’t believe I have only just seen this film, I loved it so much. The relationship development between Frank and Carl was so well done, ugh I just love it. So much fun.
Thanks for reading, I hope you check out some of these films if you feel like giving them a go. As always, let me know anything you have enjoyed recently. I’m always open for new suggestions!